Where To Go On Holiday In Spain
For many Barcelona is the first port of call, with its gothic Gaudi architecture, outdoor markets, beaches and restaurants. The city is steeped in history yet has a very modern feel – amble your way through the streets of Ciutat Vella admiring the old city, whilst watching street performers, or take some time out and enjoy a spot of shopping or fine dining. Of an evening visit a tablao and take in a traditional Flamenco Show, enjoy one of the many bars or watch a show at the Teatre del Liceu. Barcelona also provides a great base to discover other areas such as the mountain range of Montserrat and the town of Sitges, famed for its beaches, film festival and carnival.
The cosmopolitan capital, Madrid, is rich in culture, architecture and nightlife. You won’t be short on things to do to fill your time here – explore the Palacio Real (Royal Palace), people watch from a cafe on the Plaza Mayor, watch a bullfight at the Las Ventas Bullring or an opera at the Teatro Real, catch a Real Madrid football game or take in one of the many museums on offer in the city.
The coastal city of Valencia is the birth place of Paella, host of the awe inspiring Fallas Festival in March and a hotbed of culture. Take a wonder through the old city of Barri del Carme, appreciate the architecture and exhibits of the City of Arts and Science and take in the view of the city from the Micalet tower of the Seu cathedral. Alternatively enjoy the Playa e Levante o de la arenas and Playa de Malvarrosa beaches and get that all important sun, sea and sand hit!
A little further down the coast is Alicante, a popular city for many holiday makers, and the resort of Benidorm which has been a firm favourite for many seeking a cheap package holiday. Those seeking package deals also visit the Costa del Sol for its expanse of beaches, and for the resorts of Marbella and Malaga, both areas geared up for tourism.
Those in search of nightlife should consider the Balearic Islands, comprising Ibiza, Majorca, Minorca and Formentera. For some time Ibiza has been considered the clubbing capital, with its throngs of big name bars and nightclubs. However by day the island is a beautiful place to discover with its stunning beaches and breathtaking landscape.
The family friendly islands of Majorca and Minorca are for many a perfect get away, offering both relaxation on the beach as well as coastal towns and villages to explore and plenty of alfresco dining!
Alternatively, head to the Canary Islands comprising of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, La Palma, Lanzarote, La Gomera and El Hierro where you can explore volcanoes, enjoy beautiful walks, immerse yourself in the history of the islands, enjoy their beaches and even take a day trip to Morocco.
With so much to offer why not bid adios to the UK and say hola to Espana!